Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Easter...

started at 6:30 this morning when we wrapped up in our winter coats and headed out to the sunrise service on Mill Mountain. It was 40 degrees and I should have packed a warm blanket, but just didnt think.... Even the moon looked cold in the early morning sky.
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This service was a multi-racial collaboration on the tiptop of the mountain right behind the Mill Mountain Star which stands sentinel over our fair city. The sun had already peaked over the horizon on our zigzaggy trek up the mountain.
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About 100 folks had already assembled ~some dressed in their Easter finery, other smarter ones bundled under blankets in their wintery togs, for a bitter wind tossed many a hair out of it's shapely style and do!
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Even so, there was a marvelous sense of brotherly love and community as we huddled there together lifting our praises to God for the power Christ exhibited when He raised Himself from the dead! Precious time of worship among hungry people seeking to know and love God more!
Following the service we felt curiously warmed by the Holy Spirit and so we ventured out on the overlook to view the majesty of God's light falling over our lovely city on Easter morn!
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By 7:45 the sun was well up and shining on the beautiful beacon that gives us the unique title of the Star City of the South!
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We had time to stop in for a warm breakfast at a favorite local restaurant and go home to jump into our Easter duds just in time to make it to Sunday School. Because there were so many expected today we worshipped in the family life center by way of the big screen, while Pastor Chip preached from the auditorium upstairs!
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Our hearts were so full I came home fully expecting all the flowers and trees to be praising God in all their glory.
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not yet...maybe next week!
But....
and this is for Amanda....
I came home with a new friend!!!
and I am asking Amanda to think really hard to come up with the perfect name for him!
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2 comments:

  1. AHHH! He is so cute- what a wonderful Sunday Surprise... though, I had at first thought you'd brought a puppy home! Hmmm... my immediate thought is "lambchop", but that seems a little prosaic... how about Dogwood? Not as cute as Rosebud, but pretty cute!!!!!!! We enjoyed a wonderful service at Park Street Church this morning and walked around the Boston Common afterward. Beautiful (but windy!) day!!

    Love you and talk to you soon!

    Amanda

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  2. Your Easter celebration looked perfect. Ours was the same joyous occasion, except the clouds of yesterday blew east and the sun came out to toast us a bit. Best of all, 30 souls got saved!!!! Blessings to you and your kin!

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